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The type of certification (degree, diploma, certificate) you will earn after completing your program.
The flexible schedule options for this course including time of day and full/part-time.
Please note due to the COVID-19 pandemic, these delivery options may shift from term to term. Please consult your program for details on delivery options.
The average or expected time it will take to complete your program.
Open Studies allows you to explore credit courses without applying to a program.
It is an opportunity to get a feel for school and what program you want to be in.
Program availability may be limited for international applicants. Contact your student advisor for more information.
You may apply for advanced credit once you have been accepted into the program. Advanced Credit can be Transfer Credit (for completed post-secondary courses) or PLAR (Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition).
In addition to the common guidelines outlined on the Transfer and Credit Options section and on the Transfer Credit Request Form (PDF), your program has other advanced credit requirements that are applied to each request including:
Contact the program for additional information about Advanced Credit.
Program delivery varies by program. We encourage you to review how your classes will be delivered for the upcoming terms. If you have questions about program delivery or class enrolment, please contact your program area.
Medical Radiologic Technology is the art and science of correctly positioning the patient and X-ray equipment to produce and record images for the purpose of visualizing the extent of disease or injury to a patient. The majority of X-ray examinations are performed in the Diagnostic Imaging Department; however, they are also carried out in the operating room, in the emergency department, on wards and in specialized intensive care units.
The Medical Radiologic Technology program teaches students how to perform X-rays, including evaluating the diagnostic quality of images, patient care and quality control. Students also gain expert knowledge in radiation safety and protection practices. Many of the radiographic examinations and procedures involve working alongside physicians, other technologists, nurses and non-medical personnel.
Employment rates reported by NAIT alumni are for information purposes and do not guarantee future employment opportunities.
Salaries reported by NAIT alumni are for information purposes and are not a guarantee of future alumni income.
Students attend classes on a full-time basis at NAIT. Upon completion of Level 1, the student progresses to an affiliated clinical site to complete the clinical training.Shift rotation including evenings, nights and weekend days, during the clinical phase will be scheduled.
Many of the radiographic examinations and procedures involve working alongside physicians, other technologists, nurses and non-medical personnel. The ability to work independently and/or closely with others are important requirements for an effective medical radiologic technologist.
Please refer to the Alberta College of Medical Diagnostic and Therapeutic Technologists (ACMDTT) website to learn more about their requirements for licensing/mandatory registration and declaration of conduct, which may include disclosure of information related to criminal convictions and professional misconduct or incompetence as well as any personal factors that could impact the ability to practice safely.
Students can expect to spend, on average:
You now have an additional pathway to the School of Health and Life Sciences at NAIT. Complete one or more select Open Studies courses to be guaranteed a program entrance interview.
The Medical Radiologic Technology field continues to experience tremendous technological changes in diagnostic methods due to the incorporation of computers and advancements in digital imaging technology. Therefore, the medical radiologic technologist is responsible for the safe and competent operation of a wide range of X-ray generating machines, image processing units and accessory equipment.
Most technologists work in hospitals in a variety of areas, including:
The majority work shifts and sometimes are on call.
Other radiological technologists work in community clinics; although they enjoy regular office hours, they may be required to work some evenings and weekends.
Technologists who demonstrate interest in their work and through experience and further education gain a high level of technical excellence may advance to areas of specialization such as:
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MRT is the art and science of correctly positioning the patient and X-ray equipment to produce and record images for the purpose of visualizing the extent of disease or injury to a patient.
From practicing on high-fidelity manikins to learning on the latest software, watch how NAIT students practice the best patient care.
CAE Healthcare and NAIT have entered a simulation research partnership to improve health-care education and patient safety, including support for the polytechnic's simulation research initiatives.
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